I’m not stupid. I realize the following words seem to come from left field considering my propensity for travel blogs. I also realize many would react quite negatively to my points. But, when you’re alone with your thoughts, things come to mind, like things you’ve meant to post about for a long time….
Fornication. Most don’t know what this word means. Essentially, it’s sex outside of marriage. Fornication is a terrible sin, and if you have the faith expostulated in the Bible, you should know what I Corinthians 6:9 says…
I Corinthians 6:9–10 NKJV Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.
Of course, nowadays such a notion is contemned. Sex outside of marriage is common. People think it ridiculous to wait until their wedding night. They mock it as puritanical. They mock it as a notion held by simple minds too brainwashed by fear of hellfire. They mock it as Christian.
Thus, if you reject Christ as Lord and Savior, this post you’ll reject too.
However, the older I get, the less I care about such mockery. I see the wrong behind it. I also see the utter stupidity behind a culture that scorns values that held civilization together for thousands of years simply because mainstream narrative tells them to do so.
It also tells them that promiscuity is a sign of manhood. Well, it’s not. It’s a lack of self-restraint. It’s blatant contempt for womanhood. And the biggest victims of this degenerate culture are children. After all, how many children are no longer being raised by their biological mother and father under the same roof because they hate each other? How many children grow up in single homes?
Ultimately, I believe divorce rates to be as high as they are because there’s so much sex outside of marriage. There’s no chance for genuine emotional bonds to be cultivated while dating. Fornication often only produces physical sexual bonds. Man and woman think their lust for each other is love. But it’s not. When the passion of sex fades, often after two people not meant to be together have a child, those two are only left with who they are as individuals. They may only then come to discover that they don’t really like each other. Thus divorce.
Now, of course, not all people who engage in pre-marital sex and then get married get divorced. Of course not all people end up hating each other. Duh. For those who do marry and stay together, great. I’m happy for you. Truly.
Nonetheless, it’s still rolling the dice, especially with a new LIFE.
But again, I know most mock this conception of sexual relations as puritanical or Christian. They’re too modern and sophisticated to believe what they regard as primitive superstitions, even though the replacing ideologies they profess are amazingly simple-minded themselves.
The modern world would especially reject I Corinthians 6:9 because it’s clear in stating that homosexuality is also a sin. They reject it because they’ve been convinced by the culture that sodomy is perfectly natural and healthy. I’ll address such a notion in later posts.
But the major point of this post is to make clear that many men who are Christian don’t take I Corinthians 6:9 seriously themselves. They too are wrapped up in the worldly culture. But if you are Christian, and you do believe that homosexuality is a sin, by virtue of this passage, you are currently committing as grave a sin.
Am I pure? No. For not just a few years I too was a fool of the culture. And even when I became Christian, I’ve still not been perfect. I say this only because it is true. But I say this also because I know that by preaching this right standard by which men are to act, I am all the more obliging myself to act it too.
A man has the stand for something. And as weak and even pathetic as my life has been in so many examples, I still feel that it is proper for me to write a blog of this nature, because perhaps someone someday will be impacted by these words and be bettered for it.